Motree Thoroughbreds brand new set of silks tasted immediate success when sported by David Pires aboard Banca Syd at Devonport yesterday.
The 5yo son of well travelled stallion Unusual Suspect (USA) skipped away to an easy 3 length victory after a rail hugging ride from Pires.
Banca Syd was the first Australian born son of Unusual Suspect (USA) an American Group 1 winning stayer who retired to stand at Moorookyle Stud in Victoria, having raced on three continents and competed in two Melbourne Cups.
After purchasing Dubai Destination mare Cabarita Miss from well respected studmaster Nioka Wozny, Gunn elected to send her to Moorookyles’ new acquisition with Banca Syd the resulting foal.
A late bloomer Banca Syd endured feet issues earlier in his career however after being given time to mature his recent form suggests these are now behind him.
With a pedigree suggesting he can be expected to improve as the distances increase it will be interesting to see how far he can progress.
📸Karlee Fulton Photography